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    November 12, 2012
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let's get the forecast going. it's still mild. 40s and 50s in most areas. we'll be in the low 60s by noon as clouds thicken up. this afternoon finishing the day cloudy and 66 degrees at 5:00. most of the rain holds off till real late, really till after midnight into tuesday morning. tomorrow morning's rush hour might be impacted but you see the showers this morning into indianapolis and toledo and getting toward lexington. this front is moving in our direction. expected here overnight tonight. behind the front, the air is much colder so highs will only be close to what we're looking at now in the low 50s after today. 49 in leesburg this morning. but manassas is down to 41. 60 in petersburg. warm air not that far away. 51 in la plata. let's check in with monika samtani at 5:00 a.m. with timesaver traffic. overall it's a very quiet rush hour with this holiday. you've got metro on a saturday schedule as well. no hov restrictions to worry about so that helps. by the way, also the redline is single tracking it grosvenor
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and friendship heights. let's go over to another map. this time we're heading all the way to southern maryland, route 4, route 5, 301 everything looks good coming up from brandywine, accokeek and around andrews air force base as well and route 4 pennsylvania avenue. let's show you what it looks like near college park. if you're planning to head from route 1 around the bend from 95 into silver spring, right now there are no delays. let's go back over to our maps. this time heading over to 270 coming in from gaithersburg to the point where the lanes divide in bah these today, potomac, river road, great seneca highway. everything is nice and quiet. we'll end with a live look if you're planning to head in from friend rick to clarks burke -- frederick to clarksburg, i think today will be just fine. >> thank you, monika. the green eyed monster jealousy may turn out to be what caused the downfall of c.i.a. director david petraeus. >> we now know the f.b.i.
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learned about petraeus' affair with his biographer while they were investigating some harassing e-mails from another person. 9 news reporter is live on capitol hill and has what we're looking ahead to today. >> reporter: good morning. there continues to be plenty of drama and plenty of questions surrounding general petraeus' affair. we're learning more about the investigation and the woman on the receiving end of the e- mails of her name is jill kel yi. she received -- kelley. she and her family have been friends with the petraeuses for several years. broadwell saw kelley as a rival. as more details emerge, we're also learning more about the investigation into the
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situation. members of the intelligence committee say they received no advanced notice that an investigation was even going on and they say this is a huge problem. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it. >> it would have been very difficult to continue in his position if he had subordinates who might have engaged in similar activity. how would he deal with that? i know that was his thought process and at the end of the day he did do the right thing. >> reporter: on wednesday there will be meetings between the f.b.i. and intelligence committee leaders. again the focus, are there any national security implications here and also why weren't those leaders informed any earlier that this was even going on. andrea and mike? >> a lot more to come out. thanks a lot, preet i live on capitol hill this morning. prince george's county police are looking for a suspect after a murder in
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lewisdale. the victim was shot early yesterday at the intersection of charleston place and drexel street. a 21-year-old died a short time later at the hospital. investigators are asking anyone with information about the shooting to give them a call. police are looking for a gunman who they say shot a talk cobel manager in columbia, maryland. howard county police say to men confronted the manager outside the restaurant on minstrel way early yesterday. they shot him several times. other employees called 911. the manager is now in the hospital in critical condition. police have not released the details on a motive for the shooting at this point. the investigation is still under way. a protest in florida was held on behalf of a maryland man from bethesda. demonstrators gathered in west palm beach where the national symphony of cuba was making its first u.s. tour. they're protesting the inprisonment of alan gross. he's serving a 15-year sentence on charges he was trying to undermine the cuban government. gross insists he was only trying to provide internet
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service to cuba's small jewish community. it's 5:05. time for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. is it a day off for wall street as well? >> lots of workers today. we're hoping for a better week for wall street. we're coming off one of the worst weeks of the year. it was really terrible for wall street. major averages were down more than 2%. we did see a small rally on friday, though. checking the numbers the dow starts at 12,816 after adding four points. nasdaq added 9. s&p 500 was up by two. tomorrow congress will get to work avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. that's a series of tax hikes and spending cuts that could cripple the local and national economy in order to reduce the deficit. president barack obama is inviting leaders from the labor and business communities to the white house this week for talks. the president and bipartisan congressional leaders will hold their first fiscal cliff meeting on friday. if you're looking to add fiber to your diet, you probably reach for fruits,
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vegetables, whole grains, that kind of thing. in japan you can now reach for a pepsi cola. pepsi will launch a version of its namesake cola with a flat blocking fiber. in japan, the drink is being called pepsi special. believe it or not, this is not the first drink in japan that has fiber in it. >> who knew. i wonder if it tastes any good. >> look do you have for us in the next half-hour? >> coach to 5k, the wrapup edition. we're going to talk about it. >> good. dozens of people had to evacuate their neighborhood after a house explosion. >> now it appears some of them will have to rebuild from scratch. more on that next. >> plus, after being on medical leave for months, congressman jesse jackson, jr. appears on the verge of making a deal with federal prosecutors. well very more on that when we come back.
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just about 5:09 on this monday morning. veterans day here, the legal veterans day. yesterday was actually veterans day, but today many of us are off. here's your weather. we'll start off with sunshine. clouds will thicken up as you go throughout the day. look foe high -- for highs mid- to upper 60s. probably won't get to 70 because of the cloud cover but a lot warmer than what's coming for the rest of the week. here's monika with timesaver traffic. accident cleanup continues on the southbound side of 395 along the right side just out of this camera shot. not affecting traffic. no hov restrictions heading up to the 14th street bridge. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:16. the piths are unbelieve -- the pictures are unbelievable. authorities in indianapolis say dozens of homes will basically have to be torn down after a
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huge explosion. they still don't know what caused it at this point. the blast did kill two people and leveled a couple of homes. many ever the surrounding hopes -- of the surrounding home had windows blown out and sustained serious structural damage. israel million take officials say they fired warning shots at syria sunday. a stray shell from fighting it syrian troops and antigovernment rebels hit an area occupied by syria since 1973. lawyers for chicago area congressman jesse jackson, jr. are now working on a plea deal with the just department. jackson won reelection last week but has been on leave since june for treatment of bipolar depression. he's been accused of misusing tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds. it's 5:10. according to greek myths, humans have been trying to fly -- [indiscernible] some engineering students are closer to making human flight a
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reality. that's coming up at 5:56. at 5:34, a woman in our area has given birth to a healthy said of quadruplets. next at 5:15, howard says enjoy today. he has a cooler forecast in his seven-day. we'll be back.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. a holiday for a lot of you. it's a day that you'll be able to go out and enjoy whatever you like to do. rake leaves, jog, have coffee outdoors. >> one last warm day before reality setting back n. our average high is down to 59. yesterday we hit 71. a lot of areas topped into the low 70s yesterday. today we're likely to stay in the upper 60s thanks to increasing clouds. we'll probably stay in the low 50s the next few days. here's a look at your bus stop forecast. half day of school in some counties for teacher conferences. a partly cloudy, cool morning. 40s and 50s. sunrise not until about 6:48 and sets at 4:56 this afternoon. likely not going to see the sun set but i think we'll see the sunrise in many areas. with the midday temperature of 63. south winds at about 11 miles an hour. so a little bit of a breeze finishing the day overcast and
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66 at 5:00 after topping out about 68 which is still very nice for this time of year. see a few clouds. high thin ones coming overhead. thicker clouds well out to the west. all of this is going to be advancing east. so the early sunshine and increasing clouds notice the temperatures big range. 41 in cumberland but with a little bit more after breeze and clouds. winchester 54. 55 in southern maryland but it's 49 at fredericksburg. 45 gaithersburg. baltimore is only 43. good visibility on our michael & son weather camera. a good hour and a half or so before the sunrise. calm winds. 50 at national with partly cloudy skies. the dew points are well up in the 40s now. we'll see more moisture head our way, low level with the winds kicking up out of the south. look at difference in temperatures across the country. bismarck is 9 while it's 60 in nashville. a strong front. kansas city 23. that front is helping to produce some showers, a few thunderstorms out to the west and southwest of us. a little bit of snow on the
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back side. a little bit of snow in and around the chicago right now. the rain almost towards springfield, ohio, dayton, toledo, lexington, kentucky. this will be moving in our direction. it's probably going to take until tonight before it gets here. i don't think we'll see much before midnight here in town. a little earlier out west there. could be an isolated sprinkle out to our west during the afternoon. the bulk of the rain even at 5:00 just getting into pittsburgh. we'll see it march toward us. by noon -- midnight be headed toward us. mid night headed toward us. maybe a little bit of snow in the higher elevations mixing in before it passes. tomorrow morning some showers around, some heavier ones, too. the morning rush hour could certainly be impacted by this. but this stuff i think will get out of here pretty quickly so that by lunch time the sun is returning. clouds hanging out east. certainly a much cooler day tomorrow with high temperatures anywhere from the 40s and low 50s. temperatures just aren't going to move much with some pretty strong northerly winds behind the cold front. as we look at the forecast,
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today mild to warm, 68, increasing clouds. tonight the showers develop. the rain develops. most of it between midnight and let's say 8:00 tomorrow morning. tomorrow we only get back to 51 after starting in the upper 40s. so not much movement. winds tomorrow could be gusting 20, 25 out of the north. by wednesday a dry, chilly day, 53. we stay cool for the remainder of the week. looks okay for the terrapins game. it might be a cold, wet night sunday night for the home game for the redskins. 5:17. here comes monika samtani. timesaver task. >> thank you so much, howard. good morning, everybody. at least if you have to go to work, you know for the most part things look great. all construction cleared up. and you should be good to go with no hov restrictions in effect today as well with veterans day. redline single tracking from grosvenor to friendship heights. buses replace the trains. let's go outside live if you're planning to head here in spring field. no issues to report. everything looks good from dale
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city as you head up the line to 39 a and 14th street bridge. all lanes are open this morning. we'll go back over to the maps and this time to the other side of town. no issues on the inbound side of the dulles toll road and 66. no delays coming in from manassas to centreville. that sounds good if you're planning to head to the beltway. another live look this time 66 inside the beltway at glebe road. i'll be back with more task at 5:24. 5:18. the ravens look like super bowl contenders after yesterday's game. >> d.c. united will have to dig their way out of a the hole if they want to advance to a championship. highlights in sports. >> question of the day. 10%, that is key to this question, 10% of americans will see one of these things on their table thanksgiving. is it a cranberry sauce, b, a fruitcake, or c, a restaurant bill. >> kim wrote on our wusa9 facebook fan page c, the restaurant bill. the other two are far more popular than 10%. and for the first time ever,
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you can add us to the 10%. >> all right. so log on to our facebook fan page. leave what you think is the answer. we also have a special bonus this week. if you answer correctly, you'll be entered in a random drawing to win four tickets at less mess abes at the -- "les miserables" at the national theater next month. we'll have the answer during our 6:00 show. we'll be right back.
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grosvenor. welcome back. 5:21. a pretty good looking day. we have some high clouds but you don't see too much here. we'll head toward 9:00. a decent amount of sunshine with clouds mixing in. one thing we'll notice is more and more clouds as we go throughout the day. 63 at noon. partly sunny to mostly cloudy. maybe a sprinkle in the mountains. highs this afternoon getting into the upper 60s. so not as worm but turning a -- warm but turning a lot colder starting tomorrow. back to you. >> thank you, howard. even though there's no sign of the nhl lockout ending any time soon, the caps still have something to celebrate. the fans do. >> just ask the raiders the baltimore ravens were unstoppable in sunday's game. dave owens has highlights in your morning sports. good morning, everybody. well, a couple weeks ago sports buzzards were sirling above the stadium, the ravens hurting, the defense struggling. all of awed southbound looking vulnerable -- all of a sudden
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looking vulnerable. that's when you need to call on the oakland raiders. all smiles by the coach. torrey smith caught the bomb. 47 yards. and they were up big 34-10 in the third. then baltimore rubbing salt in the wound on this fake field goal for a touchdown. the ravens romp the raiders a 5- 20. -- 55-20. >> once next sunday comes around, it's a complete different scenario, completely different day. we still have to put the work in this week and go out there and play well. so while we played very well today and we should be happy about it, we have to put it behind us and move on. >> no such luck for d.c. united. the fans certainly travel. d.c. you nighted scored first and then houston came back to score three in a row. they win it 3-1 in game one. significant because it's aggregate scoring meaning they tally up the two goals from games one and two. game to will be sunday back
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here at rfk. great day today for the caps fans. that guy is being inducted into the hall of fame. played 19 seasons for seven teams. he played for the caps in the late '90s. adam oaths a great -- adam oates a great player. it's a great class. congratulations tom. that's a quick look -- congratulations to him. that's a quick look at sports. have a great monday, everybody. we have a way for you to help troops this holiday. coming up we'll tell you how to do it. >> plus, we'll have more on what congressional leaders want to know following the resignation of c.i.a. director david petraeus. >> on the beltway north of town, lanes are open at university boulevard. you can see there's no construction and volumes are light. it will be that way this rush hour with veterans day holiday. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:29. you're watching 9news now.
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hello. welcome back to 9news now. good morning. i'm andrea roane. thank you for tuning in. say good morning to the women of the metropolitan group. >> good morning, ladies. good morning, howard. >> i think i know mike hydeck. >> something about sweaters? >> twin sets. weather wise, it is a cool day. won't need the stockings are twin sets but starting tomorrow, 40s and 50s. we'll be well in the 60s this afternoon. clouds will start to thicken and increase as we get into the
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afternoon. still i think a decent amount of sun early but you can see all of the showers out across the ohio and tennessee valley toward the lakes, this is with a cold front. this is moving in our direction. i think the day is dry, although maybe out toward the blue ridge we may see a stray sprinkle but for us the better chance of rain will be between 11:00, 12:00 tonight through about 8:00, 9:00 tomorrow. low 40s in manassas and culpeper but luray 62. petersburg 60. so areas that have the winds up, not in the valley still mild. it's 48 in andrews and 53 in annapolis. we're going into the 60s today but you'll need something to keep you warm after that with highs tomorrow only in the low 50s. monika samtani 5:29 timesaver traffic. good morning. >> stocks making a comeback. >> yes, they are. they're funky. grosvenor to friend ship heights single tracking with the veterans day holiday. they're taking advantage of the light volumes to do some work
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there. east falls church to children don, bus -- to clarendon, buses replace the train. no horestrictions except route 50 in maryland. two-way traffic on the changeable roads. so please keep that in mind. let's go outsigned and show you what it looks like -- outside and show what you it looks like live. how often do you see this. it looks great. back over to the maps this time to the north side of town inside the beltway actually. 66 looking good. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:37. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. this morning utility companies in new york and new jersey have restored power to nearly everyone who lost electricity. there's still a lot left. >> as mike said, there are tens of thousands of people who won't get their power back any time soon. that's because while the power grids that are back up and running, flooding and other problems make it unsafe to
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reconnect some customers. volunteers from d.c. and maryland spent the weekend helping residents of long beach island, new jersey. they're stacking up possessions which were ruined in the massive flooding. some local verizon employees are working on recovery efforts in new jersey. a convoy of verizon technicians left perryville, maryland to help restore internet service to victims of sandy. the technicians know how to rebuild communication systems from the ground up. congressional leaders say they want to know more about the timing of the investigation that led to the downfall of c.i.a. director david petraeus. the retired four-star general announced he was resigning on friday admitting to having an extra extramarital affair. preeti arla is live on capitol hill with more on the story as we look ahead to the investigation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mike. there is plenty of shock here on capitol hill when general petraeus announced his resignation in light of that affair. we're learning more about the investigation and the woman who
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was on the receiving end of some harassing e-mails which is why this whole situation even unfolded in the first place. her name is joe kelley, a 37- year-old florida resident. she received the e-mail from general petraeus' girlfriend paula broadwell who appeared to see kelley as a romantic rival. she asked the f.b.i. to investigate the e-mails and that's what led to the investigation and the eventual resignation. members of the intelligence committee say yes, they were shocked by the news but also shocked that they didn't know about the investigation sooner. they said they received no advanced notice that that was even going o. some are calling for a full investigation but others are saying if there are no national security implications, then we should move on. >> his resignation is a loss for the country, but i understand why he had to resign. >> if there's no affect of the affair on national security, i think we need to move on. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been
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told. there is a way to do it. >> reporter: on wednesday the f.b.i. will meet with members of the intelligence committee. again the focus on possible national security implications and why those members were not told about the investigation which is something that they are required to know about. but there are also lots of questions on capitol hill about the legacy of petraeus. he's obviously one of the best known generals of his generation. a lot of questions about that as well. so we'll have to continue to see how this unfolds and exactly what that investigation here on capitol hill will reveal. >> thank you. live on capitol hill this morning. an investigation is under way into the cause of a late night house fire in bealsville, maryland. the assistant fire chief scott gram tweeted out this photo of the fire. look how tall the flames are. the house a total loss. it's in a nonhydrant area that sits along beallsville road.
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all eight people insood the home were -- insides the home were able to get out safely. there's another female police chief in the area. mary gavin becomes the first woman to lead the falls church police department. she's served as deputy chief for the past five years. before that she served for 21 years with the arlington county police force. chief gavin will succeed harry rice who retired after 37 years with the falls church police department. veterans day is being observed today since the 11th fell on a sunday. if you're looking for a way to honor local veterans, you might want to consider contributing money toward a thanksgiving and christmas food basket. a $50 donation to the uso's turkeys for troops program will feed a family of six. if you want to help, log on to wusa9.com. you'll find the uso button on the right side of our home page under the check it out heading. just click the logo to make a donation. every penny you donate will stay right here in the d.c. metro area, and wusa9 is proud to be helping the uso with this
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effort. whether you're talking about logistics or just making sure everybody's feelings are okay, parents know it can get tricky when you add a second child into the family. imagine jumping from one child to five instantly. anne arundel county medical center announced the delivery of a set of healthy quadruplets. doctors delivered the four babies, two girls and two boys on november 1. they were born about eight weeks premature and range in wait from 2 pounds 6 ounces to 4 pounds 10 ounces. the couple also have a 3-year- old son. the quads will spend a few weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit before they can come home. jessica ran a 5k race this weekend. she'll tell us she's ready for another one coming up. maybe the 26 miler. >> find out just how badly the newest james bond film destroyed the competition at the box office this weekend.
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stay with us.
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a good monday morning. cool out here but comfortably so. temperatures mostly in the 40s and low 50s this morning. overall it's going to be another warm day although not as pretty. the clouds will be moving in, especially this afternoon. 67 by 3:00. close to a high of 68. by 6:00 65. some showers coming in tonight and then much colder. details in about five minutes. right now here's monika with timesaver traffic. a great ride on the southbound side of i-270. normally you see traffic heavy here. not today. it's the veterans day holiday from route 109 to 21, germantown and the split, you'll be absolutely fine. more traffic coming up in a few minutes. jess, back to you. >> thank you, monika. i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer websites to find
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you some deep discounts and here are some of my favorites. sears has a veterans day sale on mattresses. you get 50% to 60% off. there's also 36-month financing available and free delivery and haulaway and other special savings during today's offer. also get a massage for 51% off. this deal is with malee taste massage and bodyworks in falls church. they use hot stones and oil. this is 90 minutes. the price just $69. this is with groupon. want to cut your own christmas tree this year? the capital deal has this offer. $59 for an 8 to 9 foot christmas tree in harpers ferry, west virginia. these normally cost 90 bucks so a good savings there. the deal is good through december 19. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. thousands of pounds of food
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are on their way to families in our area all thanks to the boy scouts. what a great weekend. the scouting for food drive wrapped up this weekend. earlier this month -- last week actually -- boy scouts delivered food bags to hundreds of homes in the washington area. on saturday if your family was able to give, you put stuff in the food bag and the scouts came back this weekend. safeway is also a sponsor of this. wusa9 sponsors the event as well. the capital area food bank will distribute the food to more than 700 agencies across the area since its launch in 1987, scouting for food has collected millions upon millions of pounds of nonperishable food items. >> mike and his son were out there greeting people and collecting food. >> it was a blast, a great time. the movie may be called sky fall but the latest james bond film skyrocketed to the top in movie theaters. apparently u.s. audiences have been impatient for another 007. it's been four years since the
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last film. the film grossed nearly $88 million this weekend. last week's top film wretched recall of slipped into third place. -- second place -- wreck-it ralph came in second. flight took third place. president obama will devote much of the week at the white house talking about the fiscal cliff. more on that next. >> speaking of fiscal cliffs, thousands in greece protest tougher austerity measures to avoid a national bankruptcy. >> birthday time now before we head to break. wallace shawn is 69. football commentator used to be monday night football al michaels is 68. and singer neil young is 67. >> she's on ncis cody depablo
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is 33. ryan gosling is 32. and happy birthday to editing superal -- supervisor al.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now on this monday morning. it's 5:45. howard is here with a good looking forecast. >> it was a great weekend. you were out with the scouts. >> the weather is gorgeous. >> we do -- the hard work was saturday. i just want it to be dry. >> it was great. >> i just want it to be dry. not only was it dry, it was comfortable. a little cool in the morning. >> making strides too, take was gorgeous. >> that's right. a couple weeks early. >> how was the showing? >> it was a great, great day. nationals park is a cool place. lots of things going on there. 12,000 people came out for the park walk and walk -- for the
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heart walk and walk around the neighborhood. beautiful. can't wait till they develop the anacostia waterfront. some of it is there. it's a great cause and fun to get to walk on the field. aneat is a brikman was out with me in the morning. rashida jones sang the national anthem. this woman has talent. very nothing. when you hear somebody like that. she's fantastic. it was great. even the color guard was great. weather wise we have a really warm day today relative to what's coming. maybe not as nice as what we've been dealing with but still a decent day with temperatures going to be well in the 60s after starting in the 40s and 50s. just a few clouds out there now. should be a nice sunrise. the clouds will thicken up this afternoon. 63 by lunch time with 67 at 4:00. high today 68 but it's going to stay dry till probably late tonight. when i say late tonight, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 as the rain will move in from the west.
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winds south 10 to 15 at times so a little bit after breeze. some high clouds now. the rain is well out to the west. it's going to take a long time to get here. don't worry about it today. you might need a jacket in a few spots. reston when 3. it's 52 in leesburg. we've got 40s and 50s. bowie is 42. same with college park. fort belvoir 41 this morning and in bah these today, you guys are -- bethesda, you guys are sitting at 49. leave the jacket at home one more day. our michael & son weather camera good visibility. partly cloudy skies. we still have about an hour till the sunrise so about 20, 30 minutes we'll start seeing cool looking skies with calm winds and a temperature at national right at 50 degrees. but look to the west. it gets cold. and i mean really cold. chicago 34. minneapolis 20. bismarck at 9. this cold is moving east behind a strong front that is producing all of these showers that are now moving toward detroit. they'll be in columbus here in a few hours headed toward lex toon. most of this is -- lexington. most of this is moving north
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and not east n. is a slow moving front and that's why we have today still going to be dry. it's going to be tonight into the early morning hours tomorrow that we're dealing with the bulk of the rain showers. trying to get a sprinkle or two maybe up toward the blue ridge, southwestern virginia but here in town a mix of sun and clouds with more clouds as the day wears on. now i'm stopping the clock at midnight. you'll see the rain just starting come in toward the metro especially on the west side. it will be with us overnight into tomorrow morning. still could be moderate rain areas early on tuesday. so the morning commute if this is a little slow will be impacted. then this will be moving away from us by even lunch time. so we should see some clearing during the afternoon but a much colder air mass will be replacing what was spring like the last cup of days. 68 today, still mild. showers tonight into early tuesday. we're going to give a yellow alert because i think the commute could be affected in the morning. dlusry, only 51. wednesday chilly, 53. -- blustery, only 51.
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wednesday chilly, 53. if you're going to the skins game sunday night, may be cool and damp. it's 5:48. here comes monika with time staver traffic -- with timesaver traffic. a couple of things to remind you about with the holiday. metro on a saturday schedule. the red line from grosvenor to friendship heights is single tracking. no hov restrictions of course except on route 50 in maryland. and two-way traffic on the changeable roads, including canal road, clara barton parkway as well. if you're planning to head elsewhere, in problems to report on the inbound side of i- 66. we'll take a live look on the northbound side of 395. i have an audience right now. if you're planning to head northbound on 395 pentagon to the 14th street bridge, you're okay. now we'll take a live look or actually to a map again. bw parkway route 50 through cheverly looks great. no problems in the northeast corridor. one more live look outside. this time we'll head over to
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the beltway at the american legion bridge. no issues to report here. i'll be back at 6:00. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. making news at 5:49, syrian activists say antigovernment groups have reached a preliminary deal to form a new opposition leadership. opposition factions have been meeting. the u.s. and other countries have been pressuring the group opposing syrian president bashar al-assad to present a united front. early this morning greek lawmakers passed their 2013 budget as thousands protested outside the parliament building. the budget includes deep spending cuts and tax hikes. the euro zone countries are meeting today to discuss additional loans to keep greece if going bankrupt. president obama is inviting labor and business leaders to the white house this week. he's scheduled meetings tomorrow and wednesday to get input on the looming fiscal cliff. then the president is planning a bipartisan meeting with congressional leaders on the issue. that's expected to happen on friday. you want to shape up?
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get off the couch. couch to 5k with jessica doyle. >> we are here with jessica. this is week nine of her couch to 5k training program. >> week nine of an eight-week program? >> that's right. howard's still running. >> how did it go? the race was friday night. it was awesome. so we were at rfk stadium. a couple of friends of mine joined me for this. it was great. there were tons of people 7500 people ran in this fun run. it was a glow in the dark deans party, 5k race. it really didn't matter if you couldn't run it but i wanted to run it. you guys have been following me, helping along the past eight weeks to train for that. we want to show you some happy snaps that we took along the way. there i am. >> how was your time? >> my time was 32 minutes.
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this was midway through the race. >> you look great. >> what was funny, i was passing people who were half my age. >> you're so busy running looking around and having a good time. >> that also says something about the training. >> that's my finish line photo that i had to stage because there was nobody there to take my photo. >> that's great. >> i felt great. the only problem i had i got a really bad leg cramp with about -- our executive producer in the middle ran as well. so did heather, our 5:00 a.m. producer. they did fantastic. they finished. i was with a group of other friends. they cheated and cut the race. they finished ahead of us walking so that's a lie. i'm going to call you out on the air. you totally cheated but it was fun. there's heather. so exciting. it was a great time. it was really fantastic. >> think you would want to do
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it again? >> one viewer has been watching me every step of the way. he tweeted me on saturday saying are you going to do 5k to 10-k now? i'm kind of like i don't know. >> mike's training for something at christmas time. >> thanksgiving day. just a 10-k they do on turkey day all the time. >> you can do a 10-k. >> i'm down about seven pounds. >> you put the effort in and it paid off. that's fantastic. >> it was great. >> you're still continuing with it. >> i'm going to continuing exercising. i think running is the lady man's approach to exercise -- lazy man's approach to exercise because you just put your shoes on and get outside. i'm going to keep up with that and make some other changes too. >> we're proud of you. >> thank you. more leading up to the resignation of c.i.a. director david petraeus. we'll be going live to capitol hill. >> scientists around the world have their -- had their sights on for decades and some
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maryland students may be about to make aviation history.
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for three decades the is a score can i prize has eluded all challengers. >> but some university of maryland students are assistant losing close to -- are tantalizing close to a million dollar prize. we got an up close look to the human powered helicopter. >> reporter: i'm at the wayne
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curry sports and learning center in largo. this is likely to be the most ungainly flying machine you've ever seen. today a team of university of maryland clark school of engineering students just may be on the cusp of making aviation history. >> yes, we are close. >> reporter: with a machine that for all its size weighs only 90 pounds. the idea here is to get a 130- pound athlete that's freshman duncan. >> i feel like floating a little bit. >> reporter: strong enough to spin four rotors and lift this into the air. a human powered helicopter. this is this summer unexpected lie flying ten feet into the air after dramatic redesigns that cut its weight by 35 pounds. >> it's actually an absolutely huge vehicle to come off the ground almost effortlessly is absolutely amazing. >> reporter: the summer flight brought the team tantalizing
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close to winning the elusive so core i ask --sakorsky prize. no one has come this close in 30 years of trying. >> it's a chapter of aviation history. taking the prize that's been there for 32 years unclaimed is a big deal. >> reporter: right now the issue here is controlling the machine. they're trying to solve the problem with brainpower and some apoxy. if they do, they just might claim a legitimate place with charles behindberg and the wright -- lindberg and the wright brothers. >> so it's named after a japanese movie monster which is a turtle. makes sense, right? the helicopter has met the
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length and space requirements for the prize but so far now it has not stated the -- stayed the required height above the ground but they're working on it. >> we wish them the best. thank you for starting your day with us at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. good morning. i'm mike hydeck. good morning, monika. good to see you. howard bernstein? >> another warm day, the last one before the bottom drops out of the thermometer. by tomorrow the high will be about 20 degrees cooler than what the high was yesterday. >> big change. >> yeah, big change. back to reality. here's a look apartment the day planner. still have about 45 minutes or so till sunrise. 53 at noon. we'll see the sunrise. it's the sunset we're likely not going to see. a high temperature of 66. the average high is 59. that put it is in perspective. we'll drop below that. once the front pushes through and the front this morning out to the west producing all sorts of rain that's moving in toward western ohio, central kentucky